Ship lap behind tv ( you built in areas would be bigger without ship lap behind) Your ship lap would be stained and the built ins painted We love shiplap and we love built-ins.so why not put them together? Loving the basement progress at our with and
TV custom made armoire. Open in center for future homework nook. Shelves across top, with opening for TV. Maybe higher cabinets at the bottom too, and pretty countertop above. Space behind to bring cords from tv down to the shelves.